Are You Going To The Orange Business Expo?

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Jun 112017

The 15th Annual Orange Business Expo will take place at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Expo is free to visit and open to the public and includes 56 vendors and these programs:

Blood Mobile organized by the Orange Visiting Nurses Association

Seminar:  Estate Planning provided by Floman DePaola

Passport Raffle – Free Entry to all that Attend

Zoo Critters provided by Beardsley Zoo

Body Fat Testing and Physical Fitness Advice provided by Crunch Fitness

For more information, call the OEDC Office at 203-891-1045, or via email at asliby@orangeedc.com

Lions Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 4

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Apr 032015

easter egg huntThe Orange Lions Club’s 53rd annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place this Saturday, April 4 from 12-2:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds OR inside the High Plains Community Center Gym.

The popular event includes free face painting, coffee and popcorn.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 12:30 p.m.  Additional activities include face painting and coffee beginning at noon. The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into four groups, to ensure that every child has an equal chance to collect the thousands of chocolate eggs that will be scattered.

The four groups are: Pre-School through Kindergarten; 1st & 2nd grade; 3rd & 4th grade; and 5th & 6th grade.  More than 10,000 chocolate eggs will be distributed during the hunt.  In addition, many prizes will be awarded to children in the above four categories for finding specially marked eggs.

An adult must accompany all participating children.  Each child should bring a bag or basket to collect eggs.  Parents may wish to bring a camera for a picture of their child with the Easter Bunny.  Please note that parking for this event should be on paved parking areas only.

Lion Nick Bencivengo is the Chairman of this year’s event.  Anyone who wishes to contribute prizes or make a donation toward the purchase of prizes for this traditional community event is asked to contact Nick at 203-901-9062.  All contributors and donors will be acknowledged for their generosity at the Easter Egg Hunt.

The Easter Egg Hunt is but one of many community events and activities sponsored by the Orange Lions Club each year.  Among other activities are: the annual community Thanksgiving Dinner, the Orange Scholarship Fund, (which awards two $1,000 scholarships to local youths each year), the annual Senior’s Pizza Party plus the Orange Lions provides Community Grants to worthy organizations and government agencies to purchase needed items.  The Orange Lions Club makes generous gifts to Case Memorial Library for the purchase of large print books and audio tapes and DVD’s for the sight impaired.

The Orange Lions Club also sponsors the Foundation High School Leo Club (Lions youth group) for special needs youth.  The Lions also provide needed funds for the support of eye research, training of Fidelco guide dog for the blind, Lions low vision centers which provide vision aids to the sight impaired at cost, Connecticut Radio Information Systems, and Camp Hemlocks for disabled children.  The Lions motto is “We Serve.”


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Amity Winter Concert Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Dec 082014

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 11.35.37 PMThe Amity Music Department will present the annual Winter Concert in the Brady Center on Wednesday Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

This is always a great night of music and song showcasing the talents of Amity’s  Strings Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble.  

Some holiday classics and traditional music will be performed such as Carol of the Bells, Hannukah Highlights, The Nutcracker Suite, Angels We Have Heard on High and The World for Christmas.  

Come out and help Amity usher in the Holiday Season!  There will be a 10 minute intermission and goodies will be sold to help benefit the Amity High School Music Department!  

As always, admission to the Winter Concert is FREE.  


Amity Presents the 24 Hour Play Festival on May 17

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May 092014

High-School-Play-Promotes-Drug-AwarenessSave the date for an exciting theatrical event: The Amity 24 Hour Play Festival.  

Participants will gather after school on Friday, May 16 in the Black Box Theater. This year’s theme will be announced and teams will begin writing, rehearsing, and staging their own original plays on that theme.

On Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m., the plays will be presented in the Black Box.

Students are invited to form teams or come and be put on a team. Everyone is invited to the 7 p.m. performance and the fun! 

There is no charge for admission, but donations for Relay for Life will be accepted. 

Amity Unified Theatre Performance In The New Black Box Theater

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Jan 242014

Amity Unified TheaterAmity’s Unified Theater will perform “Road Not Taken” next Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Amity’s new Black Box Theatre (down the hall from the main gym).

Unified Theater is a student-driven initiative that facilitates inclusion of students with disabilities through the performing arts.

The concept is simple: let teens lead, let creativity rule, and treat people with disabilities as complete and entire equals.

The doors will open at 6:00 pm and seating will be general admission, first come, first served.

There will be no charge for admission, but donations to help cover the cost of t-shirts and pizza will be greatly appreciated.

Come out for a rewarding night of theatrical performance, and support Amity Unified Theatre.

Go to the Unified Theater’s website for more information: https://www.unifiedtheater.org/groups/amity-high-school.

St. Barbara’s Presents A Holiday Fantasy of Trees (and More)

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Dec 042013

Screen shot 2013-12-04 at 7.53.45 PMThe Holiday Fantasy of Trees sponsored by Porch & Patio, Barnum Financial Group, The Milford Bank and ABCO The Paperman will take place at Saint Barbara Community Center, 480 Racebrook Road, Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8. 

The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Saint Barbara, known for their philanthropic work, is cooking and baking your favorite Greek treats for a 3-day holiday event.  Enjoy the beautifully decorated Trees, Wreaths, and Urns.  There will be a holiday raffle for an opportunity to win a beautifully decorated tree and take it home.  There will also be great gifts for the entire family.  

Jocelyn Maminta of News Channel 8 will be our special guest on Saturday. Expect to be entertained by area musical and dance groups while you browse, or enjoy a piece of pastry with coffee or hot chocolate.  On Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Barnum Financial Group sponsors Santa’s Village with a visit and photos with Santa.  Are you hungry yet?  Stop by our Greek Café for a snack or light meal of our popular Greek cuisine.  And make sure to stock up on Greek pastry for your Holiday entertaining.

Hours: Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Raffle Drawing will be 4:00 pm Sunday.  Free admission and free parking.  Call 203 795-1347 for more information.

Come and walk around, enjoy the beautiful lights, brighten up your holiday and smile at the surroundings of the Holiday Season!

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